Shelly Love’s A BUMP ALONG THE WAY will be released in cinemas on October 11th.


You can watch the trailer here-


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A BUMP ALONG THE WAY tells the story of fun-loving, 44-year-old single mum Pamela (Bronagh Gallagher) who becomes pregnant following a boozy one night-stand, much to the shame of her buttoned-up teenage daughter Allegra (Lola Petticrew).  As Pamela deals with the prospect of becoming a mum for the second time and the growing pains of the disgruntled Allegra, the challenges they face along the way bring mother and daughter to a better understanding of themselves and each other.


Filmed entirely in Derry and led by an all-female creative team, A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is directed by Shelly Love, written by Tess McGowan, produced by Louise Gallagher and executive produced by Roma Downey.  The film was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and Yellowmoon.


A BUMP ALONG THE WAY premiered in Belfast Film Festival and went on to win Best First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh, with the film’s Lola Pettigrew also taking home the New Talent Award. The film will have its international premiere in TIFF’s Discovery Section.


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A BUMP ALONG THE WAY in cinemas nationwide from October 11th.







Element Distribution are delighted to announce DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL will be available on Netflix in Ireland and the UK from June 1st .

One of the highest grossing Irish films of 2018 DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL stars Emmet Kirwan (’71, Heartbreak) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones) as two brothers living very different lives who haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years.  Over a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past.   

Directed by Dave Tynan, the film also stars Seána Kerslake (The Hole in the Ground, A Date For Mad Mary) and Sarah Greene (Rosie, Rebellion) and was co-written by Dave Tynan and Emmet Kirwan. DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL is produced by Mike Donnelly and Dave Leahy with Rory Gilmartin serving as executive producer for Element Pictures and Lesley McKimm as executive producer for Screen Ireland.  


Following massive critical acclaim and sold-out screenings in Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that ROSIE will be released in the UK on March 8th. ROSIE premiered last September in TIFF and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.


ROSIE is directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY) and stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.


Commenting on the upcoming release, Director Breathnach said “I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view ROSIE on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year and are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March.”


   RTÉ ★★★★★

An essential watch



It burns with a raw, insistent urgency. There are essential truths here


JOE.ie ★★★★★

Couldn’t be more timely or more topical if it tried



Gripping portrayal of a family on the edge



Powerful story-telling     



Quietly heart-breaking




To date, key international territories where ROSIE has sold include France, Portugal, Scandinavia & Poland with sales also confirmed to China, Taiwan Israel and the Middle East. Next week ROSIE will screen at the 48th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.


ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is Screen Ireland’s Executive Producer. ROSIE is backed by Screen Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution , BAI and RTÉ.


ROSIE will be available on DVD and On Demand in Ireland on April 5th and the UK on April 8th



Element Pictures has hired Anna Ferguson as Head of Television Drama due to start this autumn. Ferguson joins Element from Sky where she worked as an Executive Producer on several original dramas in production for Sky One and Sky Atlantic, including A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, DELICIOUS, GANGS OF LONDON and TIN STAR.  

Anna will oversee Element’s continued push into television drama, both in the UK and the international drama market, working closely with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe as well as the development and production team including in house producers, Emma Norton, Rosanne Flynn and Rory Gilmartin.

Prior to joining Sky, Anna series-produced the first series of RTS-awarding winning NO OFFENCE for C4 and two series of PRISONERS’ WIVES for BBC1. Other credits include LIP SERVICE, HUSTLE and ASHES TO ASHES.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe said ‘We are very excited about Anna joining us. Her impeccable taste and brilliant development and production experience are exactly what we need to grow and build on our current slate of ambitious television drama’

Anna Ferguson said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining a company with such a strong reputation for backing talent and making truly unique content. Ed and Andrew’s vision for Element feels like a great fit as I move back into programme-making after a fantastic two years at Sky. I’m hugely excited by the creative challenge ahead’.

Anne Mensah, Sky’s Head of Drama, added ‘The big Sky shows coming to air across the next year – from A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES on Sky One to GANGS OF LONDON on Sky Atlantic – will be a fitting testament to Anna’s exceptional qualities as an Executive Producer and wonderful colleague. Anna has led the charge on some of our most valued and highly-rated shows and I know she will take Element Pictures from strength to strength. I can’t wait to work with her in her new capacity’

Element’s upcoming releases include THE FAVOURITE directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman, THE LITTLE STRANGER directed by Lenny Abrahamson, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson and ROSIE directed by Paddy Breathnach, written by Roddy Doyle. Recent films include Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, Yorgos Lanthimo’s films THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and THE LOBSTER and Lenny Abrahamson’s Oscar winning ROOM. 

Upcoming television drama includes THE DUBLIN MURDERS by Sarah Phelps, based on the bestselling Tana French novels. THE DUBLIN MURDERS will be produced with Euston Films and Veritas  for BBC and Fremantle and is due to shoot this autumn.              

With offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, Element also distributes films and operates two of Ireland’s premiere arthouse cinemas, The Light House in Dublin and Pálás in Galway.



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THE DELINQUENT SEASON is a tense drama which revolves around two couples in suburban Dublin – Jim (Cillian Murphy) and Danielle (Eva Birthistle) and Yvonne (Catherine Walker) and Chris (Andrew Scott). On paper, they both appear to live in marital bliss, until an altercation between one couple occurs and cracks begin to appear in both of these seemingly steady marriages. The Delinquent Season is an examination of love, lust and family relationships and asks the question how well do any of us really know each other?

THE DELINQUENT SEASON is directed by Mark O’Rowe and produced by Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady of Parallel Films.


Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar.

Head Chef- cinema and bar

As head chef you will help to combine great movies with cinema food favourites. Working in this exciting new venue, alongside the restaurant & bar manager, you will oversee the successful operation of the Pálás kitchen creating dishes for our bar and café, managing kitchen staff & meeting health and safety standards. A love of cooking combined with creativity will ensure you succeed in this fast paced environment and your responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for the kitchen’s daily operations.
  • Introducing and liaising with the relevant suppliers for food orders.
  • Creating new dishes and menus including pizza favourites, salads, antipasti and delicious sides!
  • Recruiting new staff and ongoing staff management and roster creation.
  • Working to ensure sustainable profit margins on food are maintained with direct input required to the overall restaurant and bar budget.
  • Monitoring and controlling stock levels and ensuring stock is effectively rotated.
  • Responsible for maintaining the highest health and safety procedures and standards operate in the kitchen.

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to jobs@palas.ie, stating role applied for in the email subject line.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search


Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly anticipated THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER will be released in cinemas on November 3rd.

You can watch the trailer here-

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Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic ) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

The film was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, the producers of THE LOBSTER and Oscar-winner ROOM. It was financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board, who also were financiers of THE LOBSTER, and New Sparta Films, whose involvement was brokered by HanWay Films. The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film4. HanWay Films are the worldwide sales agent.


THE LOBSTER premiered to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation at its world premiere in competition in Cannes last night.
There has been huge praise for the film with industry bible Variety says that “Yorgos Lanthimos’s first English-language feature is a wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving satire of couple-fixated society.” While The Hollywood Reporter sums it up as “A dark, deeply funny dystopian tale.” 
The Evening Standard commenting that its “very funny but also bloody and brutal, like life. It’s fantasy cinema of the kind that a festival like Cannes lives to nurture: terrific.
Indiewire comments that The Lobster brings Lanthimos’ distinct blend of morbid, deadpan humor and surrealism to a broader canvas without compromising his ability to deliver another thematically rich provocation.”  The Guardian call itbizarre and hilarious” with the highly influential magazine Vanity Fair believing it to be “very much its own unique animal, a strange swirl of satire, allegory, and metaphor that makes a rueful tragic comedy of modern romance.”
British broadsheet, The Telegraph says that Colin Farrell is “every bit as funny and hang-doggedly adorable as he was in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges” and that the film is ‘like nothing you’ve seen before.’ The Irish Times awards THE LOBSTER 4 stars and states  “You walk out feeling ever so slightly changed by it. There are few higher compliments.”
Speaking from Cannes, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney commented that “the response to Yorgos film was overwhelming. It’s so gratifying that Cannes audiences embraced this wonderfully funny, brilliantly dark and ultimately beautiful film in such an enthusiastic way. It’s exactly what we hoped in launching this film to the world.” THE LOBSTER marks Element Pictures sixth film in official selection at Cannes in recent years.
Featuring an all-star cast including Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, THE LOBSTER is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.
Shot at Parknasilla in Co. Kerry in Spring 2014, THE LOBSTER is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender with Isabel Davis as the lead executive for the BFI Film Fund. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board with Rory Gilmartin as the lead executive for the IFB.
Irish Audiences will have the chance to see THE LOBSTER when it goes on release in the Autumn through Element Pictures Distribution.



Element Pictures are delighted to announce that THE LOBSTER will have its world premiere at this year’s 68th Cannes Film Festival, screening in the prestigious official competition.
THE LOBSTER is the highly anticipated English language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who thrilled and shocked audiences worldwide with DOGTOOTH (2009) and ALPS (2011).

Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, THE LOBSTER is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.

The film was shot at Parknasilla in Co Kerry in Spring 2014 and produced by Irish company Element Pictures who will also distribute in Ireland later this year.

Speaking on the announcement, producer Ed Guiney said ‘Yorgos is one of the most visionary film-makers working today and THE LOBSTER is a profoundly moving, brilliantly funny and disturbing meditation on modern love. Cannes competition is the perfect place to launch this film.’

This is Element Picture’s seventh film in official selection at Cannes in recent years; in 2006 Ken Loach’s THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY won the Palme d’Or, in 2007 Lenny Abrahamson’s GARAGE won the CICAE Prize at Directors’ Fortnight, Alicia Duffy’s ALL GOOD CHILDREN was also selected for the Director’s Fortnight section of the festival in 2010, followed by Paolo Sorrentino’s THIS MUST BE THE PLACE in 2011.
Last Year, Loach’s JIMMY’S HALL also received its world premiere at the festival.

THE LOBSTER is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board.

Film4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund, Greek Film Centre and BFI present in association with Protagonist Pictures, with the participation of CANAL+, CINE+ and Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français an Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film co-production in association with Limp and with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

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Element Pictures are delighted to announce  that Gerard Barrett’s GLASSLAND has been selected to screen in competition at the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22nd – Feb 1st in Park City, Utah.

GLASSLAND will screen as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition which screens twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world.

GLASSLAND tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, who in an effort to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. Whatever he decides to do, his and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

Featuring a formidable cast including IFTA winner Jack Reynor (What Richard Did, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Macbeth), Emmy, Golden Globe award winning and Oscar Nominated actress Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, The Way, Way Back), rising British star and the 2014 Bafta Rising Star Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) and British Independent Film award winning Northern Irish actor Michael Smiley (A Field in England, Kill List, The World’s End).

Speaking on the selection, Director Barrett commented that “It’s such an honour and privilege to take this film to Sundance. To be in competition at Sundance, really is something special.”

Producer Ed Guiney is “delighted to be bringing GLASSLAND to Sundance. I can’t think of a better place to launch Gerard’s brilliant film to the world. And Element are delighted to be returning to the festival as it marks our sixth film at Sundance since 2009 when we presented Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven, followed by The Guard in 2011, Shadow Dancer and This Must be the Place in 2012 and last year we held the world premiere of Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank there.”

GLASSLAND is written and directed by Gerard Barrett and produced by Ed Guiney (Frank, What Richard Did and The Guard) and Juliette Bonass (Get up and Go, A Date for Mad Mary) for Element Pictures in association with Barrett’s NINE. The film is financed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures Distribution who will release the film in the UK and Ireland. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe and Gerard Barrett.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (www.kaleidoscopefilmdistribution.com) are handling international sales for GLASSLAND, and will be meeting with buyers at Sundance.

Irish Audiences will have the chance to see GLASSLAND when it goes on nationwide release on April 17th, 2015